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We are excited to invite you for our monthly "bring your own!" lunch series, occurring on a Thursday each month from 12:00-1:00pm during the semester. These programs are a casual way to learn about gender issues. Typically, they are facilitated by a speaker, and include a strongly encouraged Q&A period, as well as audience participation. Bring your lunch and join us for these wonderful sessions! The majority of our programs for Thirsting for Knowledge Thursdays this semester will be included in the “What I Learned” series. While most these programs take place Thursdays from noon to 1:00 P.M., please note some exceptions.


Spring 2020

Women of Color Who Paved the Way (International Changemakers)
Sponsored by the Women's Center and Co-Sponsored by Ohio University Libraries.
February 6, 2020 | 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Baker 240/242

Join us to create art inspired by women of color who paved the way. This artwork may then be displayed in the International Women's Art Installation on April 13, 2020.

We will provide pictures and biographies of women of color who have paved the way,Join us to create art inspired by women of color who paved the way. This artwork may then be displayed in the International Women's Art Installation on April 13, 2020.
We will provide pictures and biographies of women of color who have paved the way, including the Gulabi Gang, Lű Hsiu-lien, Frida Kahlo, Wilma Mankiller, Fe Villanueva del Mundo, Shirin Neshat, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Malala Yousafzai, Melati and Isabel Wijsen, and more! We know that this list is not comprehensive and encourage participants to bring their own inspiration as well. Art supplies will be provided, but if you have a particular vision in mind, please bring supplies specific to your vision.

including the Gulabi Gang, Lű Hsiu-lien, Frida Kahlo, Wilma Mankiller, Fe Villanueva del Mundo, Shirin Neshat, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Malala Yousafzai, Melati and Isabel Wijsen, and more! We know that this list is not comprehensive and encourage participants to bring their own inspiration as well. Art supplies will be provided, but if you have a particular vision in mind, please bring supplies specific to your vision.

Women and Career Development Series, Let’s Talk about Failure!
February 27, 2020 | 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Baker 403

Presented by Joy Cobb (Allen Advising Center). In this interactive workshop, participants will discover not only the normalcy of failure, but also the productive nature of failure as an opportunity to grow and succeed.

Women and Career Development Series, “That’s a Great Question”: Responding to Bias in Interview Questions
March 26, 2020 | 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Baker 403

Workshop Facilitators: Cat Russell, HR Liaison for Strategic HR Programs, Dr. M. Geneva Murray, Director of Women’s Center, and Tamika Williams, Career and Leadership Development Center

This one-hour interactive workshop is designed to engage participants through activities that will build confidence and skill responding to both overtly and covertly discriminatory, biased, and even illegal questions as a candidate during an interview without negatively impacting chances of a job offer. As part of Women’s History Month, this workshop will also provide a brief context for sex segregation in jobs.

Women and Career Development Series, Crushing Imposter Syndrome
April 16, 2020 | 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Baker 230

Brought to you by the Women’s Center. Co-Sponsored by CLDC.

This interactive workshop will help participants identify the different types of imposter syndrome, how it can emerge within their work, and tools to prevent imposter syndrome from hindering one’s success.

Fall 2019

“What I learned growing up about … sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking”
Sponsored by the Women’s Center and Co-Sponsored by the Survivor Advocacy Program and Counseling and Psychological Services
September 3, 2019 | 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Women’s Center, Baker 403

Please Note: This September 3rd workshop has received an exemption from mandated reporting in order to allow for full-campus participation by all members of the campus community. Disclosures of incidents of sexual misconduct at this specified event will not be considered notice to Ohio University. 

Utilizing personal moments in one’s life to reengage and reframe one’s worldview, understanding of relationship to self and others, this reflective workshop on sexual, dating, and domestic violence, and stalking, will help participants understand rape culture, explore gendered norms, and create actionable steps to create change within one’s personal life. 

“What I learned growing up about … feminism”
September 19, 2019 | Noon – 1:00 P.M.
Baker 219

Utilizing personal moments in one’s life to reengage and reframe one’s worldview, this workshop creates opportunity for participants to reflect on what they learned growing up about feminism. Through an examination of our perceptions of feminism through friends, family, media, and educational systems, participants will explore how their own beliefs may differ or reflect what they learned.  We encourage everyone to participate in this workshop, regardless of one’s feelings towards feminism. As part of this workshop, we’ll address the complicated history and representation of feminism, and celebrate participants engaging with varying perspectives on feminism as an ideology.  

She Was Kind and Caring – Writing Letters of Recommendation
Co-Sponsored by the Women’s Center, the CLDC, and the Office of Nationally Competitive Programs
October 3, 2019 | Noon – 1:00 P.M.
Baker 219

Join us, with past and current examples of letters of recommendation that you’ve written, for a session on writing letters of recommendation that uses positive and strengths based language.

“What I learned growing up about … gender through popular music”
November 7, 2019 | Noon – 1:00 P.M.
Baker 219

Utilizing personal moments in one’s life to reengage and reframe one’s worldview, understanding of gendered presentation, gendered self, and gender socialization, this reflective workshop on what I learned growing up about gender through music, will help participants engage in media literacy and identify the power of music as a socializing force through family, friends, and/or religion.